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The bravest woman on Earth.
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Aren’t you glad we have astronauts like Don Petit? Besides posting some of the most remarkable photos taken from space, he makes videos to explain some of humanity’s most pressing questions.
Including, what actually happens when a balloon bursts in space?
NASA Show’s Us Balloons Bursting in Zero Gravity Conditions
A brilliant series of minimalist typographic tributes to scientists and their discoveries. I especially like the Copernicus one :)
Artwork by Kapil Ghagat (on Tumblr at bhagatkapil)
My inner geek is squealing
Such a great photo idea!
Maurizio Galimberti’s shoots portraits of celebrities by making Polaroid grids. Each square is an individual photo!
Pictured above: Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Sting, and Elle Fanning.
If you like this, also check out Thomas Keller’s contact sheet grids!
How Cool Are These Polaroid Portraits of Celebrities?
Up in the rice terraces of the Cordillera mountain range of the Philippines live the last few tattooed women of Kalinga. Traditional tattooing is seen as archaic and painful by the younger generations of Kalingas. As an Indigenous group that has successfully fought against colonizing forces, it is losing the practice of traditional tattooing because of the changing perspective of beauty and interpretations of the practice by outside scholars.
Studies on the tradition interpreted the practice to show that men were given tattoos because of brave acts during tribal wars while the women were given tattoos just to decorate their bodies. Men who attempt to get traditional tattoos without acts of bravery are shunned by the community and are now unable to continue the practice without facing criminal charges from the government. Women are unconstrained by the same reasons but are struggling to continue the practice because of the pervasive western interpretations of aesthetics that changed the perceptions of “beauty” in Kalinga. To the women of Kalinga, the batok or the tattoo goes beyond beauty and prestige but it is symbolic of the traditional values of women’s strength and fortitude.
The traditional tattoo is an indigenous body art, an expression of the psychological dimensions of life, health, love and it defines local perceptions of existence. Sadly there is now a decline of the traditional art among indigenous women brought about by the changing perspective of the meaning of the tattoo and its stigmatized practice. It is now considered a vanishing art along with the gatekeepers of the knowledge associated with it.
The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga by Jake Verzosa. Jake Verzosa is a freelance photographer based in Manila.
I love this series by Jake V. He really captured the women very well. I also recall meeting the woman above Fang-Od (the one on the extreme right) She watched when I got inked. Beautiful, these ladies.
Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world.
I am in LOVEE with this photo series.
Mason London’s Design Works
Let me take a sec to be proud of this mildly grotesque tourism poster I did for Tokyo Disneyland for one of my majors!